13th April 2020

The following summarises only the records from our resident birders’ health walks and garden sightings; consequently, it provides a mere snapshot of the true scale of our spring migration. 

An overcast and cold day, with a strong north-north-east wind and temperatures reaching a mere six degrees C by late morning. Four Red-throated Divers, two Manx Shearwaters and five Sandwich Terns were recorded during the seawatch. In addition, a dark-bellied Brent Goose flew north past the North Cliffs, whilst a Water Rail lingered. Passerine interest in difficult conditions included three Hooded Crows and two Wheatears.

Sparrowhawk, Flamborough, by Chrys Mellor